Our company

We're building creative tools for the open Web.

In decades of living on the Web, we've seen its funky, creative corners nearly forgotten as algorithmic consumption platforms took the spotlight.

If we do anything as a company, we only want to show the power of the Web as a social and creative medium, as it remains today. To make that happen, we're building tools that help people publish their work online, with their digital freedom and privacy intact — as it always should be. Each of our tools does one thing well, and nothing more. Our aim is to stay out of your way, so you're free to create.

Our products are the result of years dedicated to critically thinking about tech, from the incentives it creates to the ways in which it can shape our creative output. As designers, we observe, we share, and then we build digital tools from our ideas, right alongside the people using them.

In the end, we want to use the Web to help spread empathy around the world; to help everyone tell their stories, so we all might find a better understanding of one another.

Since 2015

We founded Write.as with the simple goal of building a writing tool that gave people some privacy online. We started with apps on a few platforms, and some core ideas we haven't wavered from. Since then, we've evolved into a flexible publishing platform, and helped hundreds of thousands of people publish their writing all over the world.

We're entirely free from outside investment, meaning our incentives are aligned with our users (who are also our customers), and that we're here for the long-term. Read more about longevity and our journey so far in Write.as: Five Years.

Write.as is based in Jacksonville, FL.

Our team

Matt Baer, Founder and CEO

Angelo Stavrow, iOS Developer